The giant of the Sierras by Emerson Hartman. EMERSON HARTMAN.

The giant of the Sierras by Emerson Hartman. Boston: Chapman & Grimes, Inc., [1945]. 19x12.5 cm (octavo), pp. [1-8] 9-158 [159-160: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], four inserted plates (illustrations from photographs), original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Hartman. A novel that speculates that humans, including a giant human with telescopic eyes, cohabited the Sierra Nevada with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. "From the lore of history, the author has woven a story about buried cities of America when strange animals and birds inhabited the forests and rivers of this world -- rivers which have been found lying beneath the gold deposits of the Sierras and the volcanic formation of Calaveras County, California -- so named because it means skulls." - jacket blurb. A good copy. (#166044).

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